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I'm a PhD student in biomathematics, working on stochastic individual-based models of evolution in spatially structured populations. My other interests include cryptography, programming games and puzzles, photography and graphic design.


I'm the main author and maintainer of the Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch (SOUP), a user script for browsers with GreaseMonkey-compatible user script support (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, possibly Safari) that fixes or works around a number of outstanding issues with the Stack Exchange user interface.

I tend to answer a lot more questions than I ask. Some answers I'm rather proud of:

CC-Zero Please consider any (original) code I post to Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites to be released under CC-Zero unless stated otherwise. You may do whatever you want with it and don't have to credit me in any way, although of course that would be nice.


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revised CKM_RSA_PKCS vs CKM_RSA_X_509 mechanisms in PKCS#11
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rewrite; the previous tag wiki did not reflect the way the tag is used here
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rewrite; the previous tag wiki did not reflect the way the tag is used here
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reviewed Reject order-preserving tag wiki
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reviewed Reject order-preserving tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve ed25519 tag wiki
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reviewed Reject Why is the complexity of RSA-1024 80 bit and not 86 bit?
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comment Why is the complexity of RSA-1024 80 bit and not 86 bit?
@poncho: That's correct. What I was driving at was more that, if the $o(1)$ term (assuming it's not just a mistake) was significant for typical values of $n$, one would expect it to be included explicitly in the formula, or at least to be mentioned in the article.
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revised Why is the complexity of RSA-1024 80 bit and not 86 bit?
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answered Why is the complexity of RSA-1024 80 bit and not 86 bit?
Aug
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reviewed Close Am I insecurely implementing AES in Python?
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reviewed Leave Open The security of an encrypt-and-MAC
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comment The security of an encrypt-and-MAC
This seems very similar to this recent question. The only real difference I can see is that the other question explicitly specifies that k1 = RC4(k2).
Aug
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accepted Does impersonating an SRP server give you enough information for an off-line dictionary attack?